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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 22, 2008 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Studio - When to post the results?

I'm trying to go by the number 1 desert island pick for studio. I'd start another listing for all time desert island favorite shows, but I know that the the Glasgow lad will bite me a new one.

By the way, my skin is far thicker that I let it sound like it is. Rob, I've always liked your posts, and often agree. I'm far less the writer. Technical, I'm usually sound, but artistic rarely. In fact, it's a lot like my guitar playing. I can read, but I can't improvise. Thorn in the side...

I have always believed that a preposition is something you should never end a sentence with.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 22, 2008 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Studio - When to post the results?

Hey, you know (you do don't you?) that I have no issue with you whatsoever and was pretty much indulging in mischief-making. (I really do need to borrow Tell's tongue-in-cheek emoticon.)

I'm really not that sound artistically myself (technical leaves something to be desired too), and as far as guitar playing goes I'm pretty much the opposite to you - can't read a damn note and have to improvise pretty much everything. Just like life really, winging it day to day, and some days I come crashing to the ground.

Oh yes - and on a point of information, I'm not from Glasgow.


On his first day at Harvard a young man from Arkansas approached a couple of cocky New England Socialites. 'Hey, y'all, where's the library at?' One replied haughtily, 'At Harvard, we prefer not to end a sentence with a preposition.' The young man thought for a moment, and said, 'Okay. Where's the library at, asshole?'

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 22, 2008 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Studio - When to post the results?

I know. I really was just noting that this was the first time you'd taken it upon yourself to single me out for a rant. The skin, like the belly, and maybe like the skull for that matter is thick.

While never having been to the Highlands, or the Lowlands for that matter, I do often enjoy a nice single malt (or three). I like Glen Garioch (when I can justify the cost). Never could tolerate Oban, though. It hits the taste buds on the back of my tongue like biting on tin foil.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 22, 2008 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Studio - When to post the results?

Glen Garioch is a nice one (impress your friends by pronouncing it correctly - it's Glen 'Geery'). I think Oban is just about ok (I visited the distillery there once). The one I've never had much time for is Glenfiddich - just bland.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 22, 2008 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

This is the one you need:

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And, thanks on the pro-nunc-ciate tidbit; that's good to know! Seriously.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Jul 22, 2008 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

Im surprised at the lack of a Terrapin response as well, but I'm not one to go against the masses either -
Blues for Allah is my pick

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 23, 2008 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

That's the turtles with the tamborine, right? I guess I go for the 60s esque psych E dalia approach instead--Blues captures that in a latter day fashion is seems to me.

I think Aox won in another poll or two here some while back, and even at Hook in a different poll. Can't recall.

I always like the Euro 72 kid for t shirts...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 23, 2008 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

Pictorially this is the guy I like:

mouse_jester.jpg

Still treasure my beat-up old Workingman's Beauty songbook.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 23, 2008 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

i got that one too and similarly treasure it. though i must admit, it has not seen the light of day in a bit.

great cover :)


damn, i gotta pull my freakin guitar out - i keep saying that....

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 23, 2008 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

I think I've got to pull out more than my freaking guitar...

Good morning to you, m'friend.


(Kilt-Klown indeed...)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 23, 2008 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To boldly go where no man has gone before...

Damn, that is a good one; haven't had the albums out in sooo long. Is he (jester/thoughtful skeleton) on the back of Terrapin?

Between all the posters and album artwork, the boys and friends (esp Mouse/Kelley) certainly amassed a substantial body of work.

BTW, on the emoticons, I would happily transfer the "secret" to my emoticon prowess, but if it weren't for Arb and TigerB, I'd have no such abilities, and frankly, it is beyond my highly limited techno skills to even consider how I could pass it along...

Besides, I am not sure "emoticon" and "Rob" go together in the same post. Might be close to the "matter" and "antimatter" combustable issue another famous Scot was always going on about ("Cap'n! I can't hold her together much longer!").

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 23, 2008 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To boldly go where no man has gone before...

As Dire recognised - it's from the cover of the Workingman's/American Beauty songbook that came out in (I think) 1973.

Thank you for the offer re emoticons, but I'll pass up on the temptation. I think if I were to start peppering the pithy posts with pixellated popart it would be like the ravens gathering for Ragnarok - the world's end would be hot upon its heels.

(I'd just mess it up anyway...)

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 23, 2008 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To boldly go where no man has gone before...

A true Wordsmith would never use an emoticon to say "fuck you". That would be eloquence wasted.

Stick to your guns Rob! er, words.......

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 24, 2008 5:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To boldly go where no man has gone before...

can't possibly scroll thru all this fol-der-ol to see if it's been mentioned already, but my pick--at great risk of incurring rob's wrath for having responded to the question at all--is WAKE OF THE FLOOD.

So many great faves on one nice release.

#2-MARS HOTEL
#3- BLUES FOR ALLAH.

and, for the hell of it, A NEW TOPIC: my FAVORITE COMMENTS EVER MADE BY BAND TO CROWD (really trying to piss Rob off here) are

1) When Bobby tells a guy not to climb the fence "cuz it's gonna cut ya", then when the guy does anyway and complains, bob sez "well don't climb the fence then idiot!"

2) Phil starting the Boise show in '83 with "Citizens of Boise--submit or perish, you are a conquered people!", and

3)the whole band yelling at the guy at SPAC in 1985 climbing the tower to get back in his seat cuz there's 50,000 people waiting for him to do so. Real nice Stagger Lee follows.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2008-07-24 12:57:58

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 23, 2008 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: King Kong versus Godzilla

Me get pissed off? No, sir, I love this. 1 and 3 I know but 2 I'm going to have to seek out urgently - must hear that.

And don't forget this classic from 1970:

'Right now we're missing King Kong versus Godzilla... I didn't get to see King Kong, but Godzilla, he was one motherfucker.'

Stage banter comes no better than this.


edit: Grendel, if you want to start off a new thread on this go right ahead - I think it would be a fun thing to do. I'd do it myself but it's 1.30 am here and I need to catch some Zs. Over to you!

This post was modified by robthewordsmith on 2008-07-24 00:25:11

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: King Kong versus Godzilla

hope you got some good zzzzz's, rob!

...and i'm making it a priority to hear that Godzilla banter later today. That's good stuff.

btw, the Boise comment leads into a terrific "Wang Dang Doodle" from that show. Can't remember the specific date or I'd provide a link.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jul 24, 2008 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: King Kong versus Godzilla

http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=gd1983-09-02.sbd.tetzeli.33819.sbeok.flac16&;newflash=1

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 24, 2008 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: King Kong versus Godzilla

Thank you!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 24, 2008 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To boldly go where no man has gone before...

How about "We need you to act like a mature responsible audience" (5/2/70) I think. Or "These New Yorker's, they'll beleive anything"

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 23, 2008 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

and good afternoon to you my brother. i hope this day finds you well.

it is overcast and rainy here, but atleast it aint 95 degrees and humid like it has been. a fine day to reflect on the glory of life and the hell-hole of relationships :)


p.s. errr, sorry about the kilt-klown - lol. i thought it was quite amusing ;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 23, 2008 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Knock yourself out...

Man - there's a whole undercurrent of exasperation hidden just beneath a little phrase there. I may not know the details but I can sure as hell put myself in the situation without too much effort. If you want to talk outside the public forum you know where to find me. Yeah, yeah I know - I still owe you an email - I'm just making a gesture here.

:-)

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Jul 22, 2008 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Studio - When to post the results?

the cover art is truely appalling, as is my spelling.

best cover has to be blues for allah, as a spotty teenager in rural england I brought a bookof rock covers, and out of all of them it was blues for allah that blew my mind, even more so than blind faith(!) That cover got me into the Grateful Dead, i bought workingmans dead the next day as it was the only one my local record shop had and the rest as they say is history (Took me another 5 years to get a copy of Blues for Allah